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As stated by Epic Tool, the differences between CNC milling and lathe functionality are clearly defined. The choice between the two machines relies on the desired results and the nature of the workpiece, highlighting their evident dissimilarities.

A CNC Mill operates with a stationary cutting head while gripping and moving the workpiece on a table. Conversely, a CNC Lathe spins the workpiece while removing material. Both lathes and mills can be horizontal or vertical, depending on the cutting surface orientation. However, technology application can further refine and differentiate each type of CNC machine.

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